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Monogatari Season 1 - Part 2 (2012): Nisemonogatari
偽物語 (Nisemonogatari)

Synopsis

In Bakemonogatari, the story centers on Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student who has recently survived a vampire attack and finds himself mixed up with all kinds of apparitions: gods, ghosts, myths, and spirits. However, in Nisemonogatari, we pick up right where we left off and follow Koyomi as the psychological twists delve deeper and deeper… Kaiki Deishuu, the swindler who once deceived Hitagi, returns to town and spreads the incantation that previously cursed Nadeko.
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Fast-pace
Fetish
Borderline porn

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Overview

The Monogatari Japanese anime television series is based on the light novel series of the same name, written by Nisio Isin with illustrations by Vofan.

Alternative titles

– Nisemonogatari
– Истории подделок
– 偽物語
– 가짜 이야기
– 니세모노가타리
– Nisemonogatari (Histoires d`Imposture)
– 伪物语
– Bogustory
– Impostory

TL;DR Review

Nisemonogatari is part 2 of the first season of Monogatari, which contains 11 episodes. Technically it is part of the first season, but it was released almost 3 years later.

There is way more nudities and ecchi-ness this time around. It’s a good, or bad, thing depending on which spectrum you are on. Though some of the gags are correlated to the sexual situation, it can seldom be a bit too much and goes into the taboo area. I cringe during all the brother and sister complex gags. Part 1 was a TV-14 rating while part 2 is TV-MA.

The conversations are just as funny and punny as always. Again it is still a dialog dense narrative but it is more streamlined than part 1. There are less distracting arbitrary cuts that do nothing to the story. You will also notice less 3D CGI. The 3D CGI is still being used, just less pronounced. Due to this, the excellent art and animation stand-out more.

The overall theme of “fakes” is interpreted especially well and makes this entry worth the watch.

I recommend part 2 to a fan of Monogatari that don’t mind the ecchi. Nisemonogatari contains graphic violence, nudities, and heavy suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for mature audiences.

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Monogatari Season 1 - Part 2 (2012): Nisemonogatari
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

– “Futakotome” by Saitou Chiwa (ep 1, 3)
– “Marshmallow Justice” by Kitamura Eri (ep 2, 5-6)
– “Platinum Disco” by Iguchi Yuka (eps 8-10)

Closing Theme

– “Naisho no Hanashi” by ClariS (eps 2-11)
Oshino Shinobu
“The sun is my enemy, but the moon has been good to me.”
Suruga Kanbaru
“I start chasing all the rabbits I see and end up catching none of them”
Koyomi Araragi
“Being kind to everyone simply means there’s no one special.”
Tsubasa Hanekawa
“I don't know everything, I just know what I know”
Kaiki Deshu
“Have Suspicions, not Faith.”
Koyomi Araragi
“People save themselves on their own. Nobody can ever save someone else.”
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